Crystal Jade Kitchen – Lunch

I went to Crystal Jade Kitchen for Dim Sum today, at Holland Village, for a quick lunch.

The furnishing of the restaurant was very old school chinese style, like as if it belongs to the 1990s.

Baked Egg Tarts – $3.00++

Actually, I liked these. I like the pastry. It was crumbly and lightweight without overpowering oil taste. The custard, however, was just normal in taste. The texture was smooth and soft though.

Baked BBQ Pork with Honey Pastry – $3.50++

These were actually quite nice! No regrets ordering this. The pastry itself was good, but of course it can’t rival Royal China or Taste Paradise’s standard. The char siew however, wasn’t all great. The taste was good but certain bits were tough.

Siew Mai – $4.50++

This Siew Mai was just average. The pork bits were tough and didn’t taste fantastic. The skin was somehow quite sticky too. It’s a far cry from the other dim sum restaurants I’ve reviewed!

Ha Kau – $4.80++

Like the Siew Mai, this Ha Kau was very average. The skin was loose and thin and it broke easily. It was sticky too, and it stuck to the paper and the neighbouring piece. The prawn filling was alright though, with chewy prawns detectable.

Steamed Rice Rolls with Sesame Sauce – $3.80++

The rice rolls were literally rolled up compactly. It was mushy instead of springy in texture, which disappointed us. It tasted more like Korean rice cakes. The brown sauce was sesame sauce while the red one was sweet sauce, which tasted like the typical sweet sauce from Yong Tau Foo. I happen to dislike Yong Tau Foo sweet sauce to death, so I disliked the sauce, but I liked the sesame sauce. It tasted like black sesame paste but just that it was white sesame instead.

Steamed Pork Rib with Black Bean Sauce – $3.60++

It was my first time having something like this so I can’t comment much. But the taste was ok, good if you like pork.    

Mango Pudding


Red Bean Paste

For $3.80++, you can get a drink and a dessert. For our drinks we all ordered cold barley. For my dessert I got the red bean paste. I found the taste to be ok but kind of too watery for my liking.

*****

Ambiance: 5.5/10

Food: 6.5/10

Value: 6.5/10

Overall: only visit this place if you want a budget dim sum meal. Only the egg tart and char siew pasty tasted above average to me, so try those if you happen to be dining here! The standard is a far cry from the other dim sum restaurants I have reviewed, but of course it cost only a fraction.

*****

Crystal Jade Kitchen

2 Lorong Mambong,

Holland Village

 

Tel: 6469 0300

*****

Mon – Thurs: 7am – 3am

Fri – Sun & PH: 7am – 4am

*****

Getting there:

By Car:

HDB Car Park

Mon – Sat:    

7am – 10:30pm:    $0.50 per 1/2 hr

After 10:30pm:        $0.50 per 1/2 hr, Capped at $4.00    

Sun & P/H:    

After 10:30pm:        $0.50 per 1/2 hr, Capped at $4.00

By Bus:

95, 106, 48, 61, 165, 970, 7

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